CBR 009 – Dual Citizenship
- Where to apply? Forward your application to the following respective offices, closest to your place of residence.
Office & Contact Details
|1||New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa
Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT),Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Sri Lanka High Commission,
61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla 2600, ACT, Australia
Fax : 02-6198-3760
E-mail : email@example.com
|2||New South Wales, Queensland||
Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney
Level 11, No 48, Hunter Street,
Tel: 02 9223 8729 / 02 9223 8742
Fax :02 9223 8750
Consular Hours: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Consular Inquiries: until 4.30 pm
|3||Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania||
Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne
Suite 536, No 1 Queens Road,
Telephone: +61 3 9290 4200
- Who is eligible to apply for Dual Citizenship? There are two circumstances.
a) A person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased under sections 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act No. 18 of 1948;
Resumption – Section 19(2) of the said Act makes provisions in respect of a person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased due to obtaining citizenship in another country and who thereafter desires to resume the status of a citizen of Sri Lanka.
b) A person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka is likely to cease:
Retention – Section 19(3) of the said Act makes provisions in respect of a person who is having a desire to obtain citizenship in another country, but intends to retain the citizenship of Sri Lanka as well.
- Steps to be taken and checklist for Dual Citizenship application
|1.||General guidelines for the Application Process||Application Form– Compulsory
|2.||To be completed in “BLOCK CAPITALS”|
|3.||Delete inapplicable word/s|
|4.||Mention if any part is “Not relevant”|
|5.||Each member of the family has to submit a separate application along with 3 passport size colour photographs. Affix one of those photographs in the top right hand corner of the first page of the application.|
|6.||Any applicant who belongs to one of the categories mentioned in section 1 of the application (A to G) can apply for dual citizenship. Please mark (√) in the relevant cage.
Note: The requirements under each category are given separately under No. 04
|7.||All applicants are requested to submit their applications with a covering letter providing full name of the applicant, postal address, contact numbers and email address.
If required, applicants will be contacted through these contact details.
|8.||The statement in the application should be supported by an affidavit (page 6) made by the applicant before a justice of the peace or a Commissioner of Oaths.
When submitting application in person, Affidavit could be certified by the officials of the High Commission or consulate offices.
Applicants who are unable to submit their applications to the High Commission in person can forward their application by post. Those applications must be duly certified with rubber stamp by the Sri Lanka Honorary Consuls in respective regions.
|9.||Contact details of Honorary Consuls:
Queensland – Mr. Anton Swan -Honorary Consul for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Brisbane,
Honorary Consul for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Adelaide, South Australia
Mobile: 0412 552 541
Perth, Western Australia
Mr. Roshana (Rosh) Jalagge
Honorary Consul for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Perth, Western Australia
Tel: 08 9279 9988
Web : www.slconsulatewa.com.au
Darwin, Northern Territory
Honorary Consul for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Darwin, Northern Territory
Telephone:+61 8 8927 9907
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
School of Business and Public Policy
Tel: Residence ( after hrs.) : +675 326 1090
|10.||Applicable Fees||Application processing fee|
Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.
Note: If the applicant sends Money orders, Bank Draft or directly credit money into the High Commission or consulate bank accounts, without prior instructions, the responsibility lies with the applicant for any loss/shortage or delay.
|13.||“Common documents” to be submitted||Two photo copies of the duly filled application form and three passport size colour photographs.|
|14.||Original Birth Certificate of the applicant with 02 photocopies (Birth Certificates issued by the Registrar General, District Registrar, Divisional Registrar will be accepted by the Department of Immigration and Emigration Sri Lanka. Therefore, photocopies certified by other parties and translations will not be accepted.)
If the applicant is a citizen of Sri Lanka by registration, the Original Citizenship certificate with 02 photocopies.
|15.||If applicant is married, original Marriage Certificate with 02 photo copies [Translations will not be accepted]|
|16.||Documents in the case of –Resumption (In addition to the above “Common documents”||Original Foreign Citizenship Certificate with 02 photo copies, authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). (In the event of New Zealanders,the documents should be authenticated by the Department of Internal Affairs)|
|17.||Foreign Passport with copies of Bio data page and 02 copies of Alteration and Observation pages, authenticated by DFAT.(In the event of New Zealanders,the documents should be authenticated by the Department of Internal Affairs)|
|18.||Original Police Clearance report not older than 3 months, with 02 photo copies.|
|19.||Previous Sri Lankan Passport, [if available] with 02 photo copies of Bio data page and copies of Alteration and Observation pages.|
|20.||Check List – Resumption of Sri Lankan Nationality – Section 19 (2)|
|21.||Documents in the case of –Retention (In addition to the above “Common documents”||Current Sri Lanka Passport and 02 photo copies of Bio data page and copies of Alteration and Observation pages.|
|22.||Permanent Residence Visa Certificate [Form 283] with 02 photo copies or visa endorsement page of the Passport with photocopy [computer generated certificates are not accepted].|
|23.||Original Police Clearance report not older than 3 months, with one photo copy.|
|24.||Check List – Retention of Sri Lankan Nationality – Section 19 (3)|
|25.||Special Notes (Important)
- Application categories and supporting evidence in respective categories
The applicant can choose a category for applying dual citizenship. These categories are given in page 01 & 02 of the Dual Citizenship application under “Eligible categories for Dual Citizenship”.
|A. As an applicant above the age of 55 years||
|B. As an applicant who fulfils the Academic/professional qualification criteria (minimum one year diploma or higher or any professional qualification)||
|C. As an applicant who owns assets/immovable properties in Sri Lanka worth above Rs. 2.5 million or above.||
|D. As an applicant who has a fixed deposit of Rs. 2.5 million or above for a minimum of 03 year period in any commercial bank approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka||
|E. As an applicant who has a fixed deposit of USD 25,000.00 or above for a minimum of 03 year period under Non Resident Foreign Currency Account (NRFC), Resident Foreign Currency account (RFC) of Senior Foreign Invest Deposit Account (SFIDA) in any of the commercial bank approved by the central Bank of Sri Lanka||
|F. As an applicant who has invested USD 25,000.00 or above for a minimum of 03 year period under Treasury Bonds (TB) or Security Investment Account (SIA)||
|G. Qualifying by way of the spouse of the applicant or as an unmarried child under the age of 21 years and 6 months of the applicant. A spouse of children eligible under this provision shall be limited to a person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased under sections 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act No. 18 of 1948 or a person whose citizenship in Sri Lanka is likely to cease.||
- Renunciation of Sri Lankan Citizenship
An applicant who expects to renounce his /her Sri Lankan Citizenship has to forward following documents;
- A letter of request addressed to DG/ DIE, Sri Lanka
2. Original Sri Lankan Dual Citizenship Certificate
3. Original Sri Lankan Passport
4. Original Sri Lankan National Identity Card
5. Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate
6. Duly filled and attested Form K [Click here for Form K]
- A letter of request addressed to DG/ DIE, Sri Lanka
Department of Immigration and Emigration, Colombo, Sri Lanka [DG/DIE] will communicate with the applicant directly, after the documents are submitted.